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Step Up and Share for Our Next Daily Reader

Our three Legacies—recovery through the Steps, unity through the Traditions, and service through the Concepts—provide the foundation for the Al‑Anon program. Please help our NEW DAILY READER (working title) be the first to include sharings on all 36

No Substitute

Al‑Anon has turned out to be the very best thing I have ever done for myself. Although I knew that I didn’t cause the drinking, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it, the disease of alcoholism

Sharing My Recovery with My Children

Tonight, my teenage daughters cried because their father was drinking and had an angry outburst. I hugged them, and we talked honestly about their feelings. One of my daughters felt sad and scared. My other daughter, however, was

In an Atmosphere of Unconditional Love

I remember the first few meetings I went to in Al‑Anon. I had no idea what anyone was talking about, and I felt totally lost. I came from an alcoholic family, had married an alcoholic, and had alcoholic

It Was Spectacular—Thank you!

Celebrating One Day at a Time—that’s what 4,029 Al‑Anon, Alateen, A.A. members, and their guests were doing in Baltimore, Maryland this past July. Al‑Anon’s 2018 International Convention was spectacular because of all of us. Thank you! Many thanks

Because It Was Given to Me

Several years ago, I was having severe chest pains, my blood pressure was spiking, and I had tremors. I felt like I was going to die.  So, I went to see a doctor who suggested either counseling with

I Had To Be the One To Change

I came to Al-Anon several years ago. Someone suggested that I attend meetings because I was being affected by someone I loved. At the time, I thought, when he gets better, I’ll be okay. I went to my

I Knew I Needed Help

Because I grew up with an alcoholic parent, I vowed I would never become involved with someone who drank. However, I found myself with a man with multiple addictions. I was stunned and heartbroken when it didn’t work

In Answer to a Need

When many of us finally found Al‑Anon, we came because of a family member or friend. I had little gratitude for my circumstances. However, as I grew and found myself becoming grateful for a better way of life,

Finally, I Was Home

My son was an alcoholic who had lost seven jobs in six years. I worried about him from the time I woke up until restless sleep overtook me. One night at about 2 am, I saw an ad